Authors

Abhijit Shroff

Abhijit Shroff

AVP and Senior Principal Technology Architect, Cloud Infra and Security Business, Infosys

Abhijit is an Associate Vice President and Senior Principal Technology Architect with Infosys, having around 19 years of experience in the industry. He has led emerging and niche technology business practices, built products, and led complex technology programs in the space of HPC, Big Data, Operations Autonomics, and Hybrid Cloud Computing. He is currently focusing on building and delivering the next-generation AI platform to help clients reimagine their business and IT operations landscape. His interests include adoption of technology for impacting social and economic transformation.


Abhishek Goyal

Abhishek Goyal

Vice President and Global Head, IoT Practice, Infosys

Abhishek Goyal has spent over two decades with Infosys with 17 of these as part of the Oracle practice. Currently, he leads the IoT practice at Infosys, where he is responsible for delivering IoT and digital solutions and services worldwide across industry verticals. Besides managing several Centre’s of Excellence around IoT technologies, Abhishek also drives several strategic and corporate initiatives at the unit level. He is also a US patent holder for activity points-based effort estimation for package implementation.

Abhishek has a degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and a post graduate diploma in business management in marketing and finance from Xavier School of Management, XLRI, Jamshedpur.


Alan S. Louie

Alan S. Louie

Research Director, IDC Health Insights

Research director, Alan S. Louie, Ph.D., is charged with spearheading IDC Health Insights’ Clinical Development, Strategy, and Technology Research service with coverage of innovation and best practices in pharmaceutical R&D, and a further emphasis on technology and innovation in clinical development, business analytics, translational research, and personalized medicine. Dr. Louie has authored more than 160 reports on innovation in life sciences and blogs regularly on the topic in the IDC community. Dr. Louie graduated with a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California at Riverside and holds a B.A. in biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.


Allen Koehn

Allen Koehn

Associate Vice President and General Manager - Public Sector, Infosys

Allen brings more than 35 years of experience in consulting and systems integration services to governments in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Asia, and the US. Since 2011 Allen leads Infosys business growth in the Australia, New Zealand, and UK public sector. Previously Allen was VP for the Unisys public sector business in Asia Pacific and a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting Public Sector.


Ambeshwar Nath

Ambeshwar Nath

Vice President and Regional Head, Manufacturing, Retail, CPG & Logistics, Infosys

Ambeshwar Nath (Amby) has spent over a decade with Infosys, developing trusted CXO relationships, high-performing teams, and helping his clients successfully execute transformational and outsourcing programs. He has played a critical role in supporting the profitable growth of Retail, CPG and Logistics practice in Europe, by developing a healthy portfolio of long-standing clients (including Adidas, Diageo, Metro, ICA, FC, Ahold, DHL etc.), leading strategic NAOs, and making a difference to the team and competency development.

Prior to Infosys, Amby worked as a strategy consultant with a leading big four consulting firm. He has a MBA in business strategy and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. He lives in Nuremberg, Germany with his wife Munisha and daughter Anahita.


Amitabh Mudaliar

Amitabh Mudaliar

Vice President - Retail, CPG and Logistics, Americas, Infosys

Amitabh is a leader in the practice focusing on client relationships globally in addition to focusing on the CoE for Retail Supply Chain and Merchandising Solutions. Amitabh has 19+ years of IT and Business Process Delivery experience with Retail and CPG clients. He has been recognized as a thought leader and has authored several white papers in the areas of supply chain management and merchandising.

Amitabh holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a mechanical engineering degree.


ANANT R. ADYA

Anant R. Adya

Senior Vice President and Group Practice Engagement Manager, Cloud, Infrastructure and Security (CIS) services, Infosys

Anant is responsible for growth of the CIS service line in the Americas and Asia Pacific regions for Infosys. In his 22 years of professional experience, he has worked closely with many global clients to help define and build their cloud and infrastructure strategies and run end-to-end IT operations. Currently, he works with customers and the industry sales/engagement teams on the digital transformation journey. He defines digital transformation as helping customers to determine the location of workloads, leveraging new age development tools for cloud apps, enabling DevOps and most importantly keeping the environment secure and enhancing customer experience.


Anurag Vardhan Sinha

Anurag Vardhan Sinha

Senior Vice President and Industry Head Americas – Communications Service Providers, and Media & Entertainment, Infosys

Anurag has been helping the world’s leading Communications Service Providers, and Media conglomerates leverage technology, and outsourcing partnerships to create sustainable differentiation. His focus areas include digitization of core processes, transformation of sales, ordering and customer service functions, and new product innovation. In his 24+ year career with the company, Anurag has been held senior leadership positions across Communication Service Providers, Media & Entertainment, Financial Services and Insurance industries.

Anurag is a Senior Vice President and Industry Head of Communications Service Providers, and Media & Entertainment in the Americas for Infosys. In this role, he is responsible for P&L for the industry, defining and implementing the business and operational strategy, client relationship management, and driving growth. He is also responsible for cultivating partnerships with ISVs, analysts and academia.

Anurag holds a Bachelors in Engineering in Computer Science from Bangalore University and is currently pursuing his Executive Education on Global Leadership from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.


Arish Ali

Arish Ali

Co-Founder & CEO, Skava

Arish Ali is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Skava, an Infosys subsidiary in the retail sector in the U.S. and Europe. He is responsible for leading the company’s revenue growth, as well as leading product innovation and increasing client satisfaction.

Arish has over 20 years of experience in software design and development with Microsoft and other firms. Prior to his current role, he was the Software Development Manager leading the R&D team at Brience, where he helped pioneer mobile middleware platforms and the development of websites using advanced mobile content optimization technology. He joined Infosys in 2015 when Infosys acquired Skava.

Arish is a frequent speaker at retail and financial services forums and conferences and a contributor to industry publications, analyst discussions, industry trends, and forums for organizational competitiveness. He has been quoted in publications such as FireceRetail, Inc., Mobile Marketer and San Francisco Business Times.

Arish has a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.


Aruna C. Newton

Aruna C. Newton

Associate Vice President and Head – Global Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability Reporting and Governance, Infosys

Aruna started her career as a Cost Accountant and worked extensively in the area of sales and marketing, before coming home to learning and development. Over the last 25+ years, she has traversed many fields gaining a rich experience and perspective across organizations, people and functions.

As Associate Vice President, she leads Infosys Diversity and Inclusion and Sustainability Reporting and Governance portfolios. A leader in Executive Council at Infosys Bangalore Development Centre, she is also Founder Mentor of Green Connect, the Infosys environmental sustainability initiative powered by Infoscions.

She was the President of the Electronics City Industries Association (ELCIA), an industrial estate of over 180 corporations, and she continues to be engaged in security, traffic, transport, infrastructure and social programs for the estate. She now serves as the Chairperson of ELCIA Trust. She works with Bangalore City Police and the Government of Karnataka on projects concerning improvements to traffic and infrastructure and the prevention of crime in the city. In 2009, she was honored with the WILL Women’s Choice Award, a special recognition for Women in Leadership. She was also selected as The Most Happening Woman in Bangalore – 2011, by the Women’s Guild, a forum for talented women across fields and endeavors.

Her current efforts include working with Civil Defence; Jaago Re and Jaagte Raho, Citizen Police and other projects aimed at growing the involvement of citizens in governance and actions – a key to building a vibrant democracy.

A keen sports enthusiast, Aruna has represented Karnataka in Women’s Hockey for many years including captaining the state team, school, college and university teams in a sports career spanning over 11 years. She is also an amateur athlete (marathon) and motorcyclist. She also serves on the Board of Studies at Mount Carmel College’s Commerce Department

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Ashish Gupta

Ashish Gupta

President – Portfolio & Service Design, BT Advise, BT Global Services

Ashish Gupta is responsible for implementing network and IT strategy globally. As head of BT Advise, he also leads the development of BT’s global professional services capabilities that complement core propositions. With extensive experience across BT, Ashish has held several positions including being the managing director of BT Global Platforms and deputy CIO of BT Wholesale. Before joining BT in 2004, Ashish spent nine years with Tech Mahindra in various roles, including IT delivery director responsible for Tech Mahindra’s CRM practice. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the London Business School.


Ashiss K. Dash

Ashiss K. Dash

Vice President and Industry Head for Utilities and Resources, Infosys

Ashiss heads Utilities and Resource for Infosys. Ashiss’s areas of interest include application of business intelligence and analytics for process agility and customer loyalty, solutions for grid transformation, and the evolving workforce. He is a keen observer of technology trends and how they impact the energy ecosystem.


Arvind Raman

Arvind Raman

Global Head - IT Service Management, Infosys

Arvind possesses diverse experience in design and implementation of large, IT service management, and infrastructure transformation programs. A winner of International IT service management leadership award, he is an expert in strategy definition and execution, practice management, talent management, thought leadership, and innovation. He has intellectual property (IP) rights for Green Information Technology framework, and is an official reviewer of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) V3 and ITIL V3 2011 updates.


Atul Soneja

Atul Soneja

Member of Board & Global Head of Business, EdgeVerve Systems Ltd.

Atul Soneja is the member of board & global head of business, EdgeVerve (subsidiary of Infosys) and Infosys Nia™. He is driving the Automation and AI strategies for Infosys clients to help them navigate their digital transformation journeys successfully. With a focus to drive intelligent decision making across businesses, Atul helps clients in their automation continuum journey leveraging the power of AI. With over 23 years of experience, Atul excels at driving product strategy, aligning marketing and sales goals to the organization’s vision, and managing the P&L for EdgeVerve.


Avi Kulshrestha

Avi Kulshrestha

Industry Head – Communications, Media & Entertainment Europe and Global Head Telecoms OEM, Infosys

Avi heads Infosys business for Communications, Media, Entertainment and OEMs for Infosys Europe. He is responsible for creating strategy and driving business growth through four sub-verticals for Europe. He is responsible for helping CSPs, media businesses and OEMs ‘renew’ their existing business while adding ‘new’ capabilities and revenue streams. Avi has worked extensively in the European Telecommunications and IT industry for the last two decades. He also sits on the Communications Industry Council of Tele Management Forum (TM Forum). The Advisory Council is appointed by the board of TM Forum to shape and drive the Forum’s strategic work programmes for global communications industry.


Becky Lowe

Becky Lowe

Head of Americas, Human Resource Development, Infosys

Becky has an HR career spanning three decades and joined Infosys in July 2016. She has spent her entire career working with IT Professional Services teams. Most recently she was Vice President – HR, responsible for Experian Global IT Services. Prior to this role, she spent 10 years at Capgemini, a company she joined as the result of an acquisition that spawned their Global Outsourcing practice. Over those years, Becky held various HR roles mostly involving large scale transformational change. She also has a strong background in Talent Development and a passion for client interface. Becky was also responsible for helping set up the first delivery centers in India for Capgemini.

Becky has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and an MBA focusing on Organizational Behavior and Change from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.


Carly Cooper

Carly Cooper

Associate Vice President, Design Thinking

With more than 18 years of design thinking, change management, marketing, communications, product management, program development, and getting-stuff-done experience, Carly has worked for some of the biggest brands in the tech industry: Infosys, Gartner and SAP. Bringing a work hard, play hard attitude to projects, she succeeds in both leadership positions and in the trenches.

Carly has demonstrated success in translating the theories of design thinking and agile programming into execution. As part of Infosys, Carly helps lead client interventions, designs custom engagements and design thinking awareness and education.

A change leader, researcher and storyteller both in experience and degree. Carly is pursuing her doctoral studies in organizational change at the University of Southern California, where she is exploring the future of work and the impact of artificial intelligence (expected graduation May 2019). She received her Masters in Organizational Psychology/ Change Leadership from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.


Brijesh Balakrishnan

Brijesh Balakrishnan

Associate Vice President and Head of Delivery for High Tech Consumer Electronics, Infosys

Brijesh Balakrishnan is Associate Vice President and Head of Delivery for High Tech Consumer Electronics at Infosys. He also heads the Blockchain practice of the company. An alumni of Columbia Business School, Brijesh is also a member of Executive Councils and winner of multiple corporate Excellence awards.

Brijesh has over 20 years of IT experience in various leadership roles. He also has diverse IT experience in geographies of USA, Japan, Europe, Singapore and India. He is an Industry speaker at NASSCOM, Government conferences, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and other industry events. He also writes articles for The Hindu and Times of India.

Brijesh holds an Engineering Degree in Electronics & Communication, an MBA in Finance from Symbiosis Pune, and an Executive Management from Columbia Business School. He also has a specialization on ‘Manufacturing & Supply Chain’ from IIM Bangalore and has done a course in ‘Executing Growth Strategies’ from Wharton Business School.

Brijesh is an avid cyclist and attained the coveted Super Randonnuer title.


Claudio Elsas

Claudio Elsas

Country Manager, Infosys Brazil and Partner, Infosys Consulting

Claudio is the country head for Infosys Brazil and Partner at Infosys Consulting. He oversees Brazil´s subsidiary strategy and execution for a profitable growth. Before Infosys, Claudio was a Delivery Director and co-founder of CPM Braxis (currently Capgemini, Brazil) and Vice-President of NTT Data in Brazil (former Value Team), where he led Consulting Services for Manufacturing and Agro-Business verticals. He has over 25 years of experience in software packages (ERP, CRM, Business Intelligence), system development and customization, and program and project management. He has been instrumental in handling organizational re-structuring, turnarounds, mergers, start-ups and leading teams through change. Additionally he has deep knowledge of the Brazilian Legal, Fiscal, and Tax systems in contract management and business operations.


Dr. J. Brandon Laflen

Dr. J. Brandon Laflen

Head — Digital Services, GE Global Research Center

Dr. Brandon wears many hats — he leads digital services at GE‘s Global Research Center, manages a portfolio of advanced technology research programs that combine digital strategy with GE’s services technology pillars (that deliver hundreds of millions of annual benefit to GE’s businesses and customers), and builds the next-generation product portfolio for GE Digital. Prior to this, Brandon led software transformation and worked closely with the Vice President for Software Research and the leadership team to develop the digital strategy and digital twin. Brandon joined GE in 2008 and has led software and digital research programs at the intersection of statistical signal processing, computer vision, physics based modeling, and materials science, before managing the System and Signal Analytics Laboratory in 2013. Brandon received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University.


Chidambaram Ganapathi

Chidambaram Ganapathi

Global Practice Head - Workplace Transformation Services

Chidambaram Ganapathi, is the Global Practice Head for Workplace Transformation Services at Infosys. He has over 19 years of experience in IT consulting, practice building and pre-sales, solution architecture and delivery for global Fortune 500 clients across multiple verticals including financial services, telecom, education, pharmaceutical and other industries. He has extensive experience in IT Strategy & Consulting and has provided technology advisory services in the execution of large transformation programs for global clients to successfully deliver on their strategies.

Chidambaram is an active speaker in industry forums, conferences and brings thought-leadership in the areas of Cloud, Digital and Workplace transformation through his blogs and podcasts.


Dr. Colin J. Parris

Dr. Colin J. Parris

Vice President of Software Research, GE Global Research Center

As a senior member of GE Global Research Center, he is responsible for the software, systems, and analytics research for GE’s industrial and capital businesses. He works with GE’s subsidiaries, partners, and clients, to leverage their deep domain expertise and significant data assets. Colin is also an Officer of the GE Corporation. Colin previously worked with IBM from 1994 to 2014. In his previous role as the Vice President of Systems Research in the IBM TJ Watson Research Division, he was responsible for creating market making systems and system software that provided leadership for IBM’s next-generation mainframe, distributed, and storage systems. He has also been a member of the IBM Integration and Values Team (top 300 executives worldwide) for the past 11 years. Colin received a PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley; a master’s degree in the science of management (MSM) from Stanford University (as a Sloan Fellow); a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley (MSEECS); and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Howard University (BSEE). What’s more, in addition to six patents, he has also received various technical and community honors.


Dr. Jürgen Weigand

Dr. Jürgen Weigand

Professor of Economics, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany

Dr. Jürgen Weigand is Professor of Economics at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany. He holds Masters, doctoral and post-doctoral degrees in Economics from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. He is also a graduate of Columbia Business School’s Senior Executive Program (CSEP 125). His area of expertise is competitive strategy, competition policy, and corporate governance. Professor Weigand is Deputy Dean of WHU and Associate Dean Degree Programs.


Corey Glickman

Corey Glickman

Partner & Strategic Design Consulting Leader, Infosys

Corey has over 35 years of experience, in industry consulting providing advice on technology and business as an expert in strategic design thinking, digital transformation, customer experience strategy, design, and the use of visualization applied to the development of innovative products, processes, and services. He specializes in the formation of design and innovation programs, overseeing execution teams, working in a global Centers of Excellence that create breakthrough business solutions and technologies to bridge the gap between Business, IT and the End User.

Prior to his 20-year career in consulting, Corey spent 15 years as a design lead in the entertainment, broadcast, gaming, interactive, product, environment and print and marketing industries, winning multiple awards, and has been named one of the 100 most influential designers of the decade by AIGA, the professional association for design.


Dr. Danielle M. Kalitan

Dr. Danielle M. Kalitan

Digital Growth Leader for Software Research, GE Global Research

Danielle joined GE Global Research in Niskayuna in 2007 as a combustion researcher and in 2015 became the manager of the Turbomachinery Aerodynamics Laboratory. Danielle received a BS in Aerospace Engineering from University of Central Florida, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Central Florida.


Dr. Danielle M. Kalitan

Dinesh Bajaj

Senior Vice President and Region Head Americas – Retail, CPG and Logistics, Infosys

In his career spanning over two decades, Dinesh has been helping the world’s leading retailers leverage technology, and outsourcing partnerships to create sustainable differentiation. His focus areas include digital economy, analytics, and packaged led enterprise resource planning (ERP) transformation. Dinesh is a Senior Vice President of Retail, CPG and Logistics practice in the Americas for Infosys. In this role, he is responsible for new business development, go- to-market strategies, and client relationships. He is also responsible for forming strategic partnerships with partners. His leadership style combines an entrepreneurial drive with business-management skills, to drive gains in revenue, market share, and profit performance. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.


Dominique Leroy

Dominique Leroy

CEO and Chairman of the Board, Proximus

Dominique Leroy has been Proximus CEO since January 2014. She joined Proximus (formerly Belgacom) as Vice President of Sales for the Consumer Business Unit in 2011 and was appointed Executive Vice President of the Consumer Business Unit in 2012.

Prior to Proximus, Leroy worked for 24 years at Unilever. She was Managing Director of Unilever Belux and member of Unilever’s Benelux Management Committee.

Leroy is Chairwoman of the Boards of BICS and Be-Mobile, Chairwoman of the International Advisory Board of the Solvay Business School, and an independent Board member at Lotus Bakeries and Ahold Delhaize.


Emmanuelle Blons

Emmanuelle Blons

Associate Vice President, Organization Change Management, Infosys

Emmanuelle Blons is the Associate Vice-President of Organization Change Management at Infosys and is based out of Paris, France. She brings over 20 years of experience in change management and HR. She specializes in organizational transformation, transition management, and people challenges linked to outsourcing for large scale programs. She is convinced that AI transformations are human, cultural, and societal before being technological.

She is a member of EBG (Electronic Business Group) which is the main digital innovation think-tank in France. Emma has co-authored the book ‘Best Practice of Consulting’ edited in 2014 (Dunod) and is currently working on a new book on AI and HR, to be published in 2019.

Emmanuelle holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School, done in partnership with IIMA.


Gaurav Gopal

Gaurav Gopal

Vice President, Head - Australia & New Zealand, for Services, OEM, Utilities, Resources, Communications & Energy, Infosys

Gaurav is the Vice President, Head - Australia & New Zealand, for Services, OEM, Utilities, Resources, Communications & Energy at Infosys. He has over 21 years of experience in the IT industry, working in sales and delivery. With over 12 years in the Australian region, he has successfully held leadership roles in areas of Sales and Deal Management / Account Management, Practice Management, Delivery Management and Business / Technology Consulting.

Gaurav has significant experience in working with clients across telecom, energy, utilities, education and banking industry verticals. In addition, he has spearheaded rapid growth and sustenance of the Enterprise Solutions Practice (Oracle, SAP and Integration technologies) for Infosys in Australia, and holds a good understanding of the technology landscape across enterprises.


Gnanapriya C

Gnanapriya C

Associate Vice President and Senior Principal Architect, Architecture Practice of Energy, Utilities, Communications & Services, Infosys

Gnanapriya C has over 24 years of experience in the software and the telecommunications industry. She is currently the Assistant Vice President and Senior Principal Architect heading the Architecture Practice of ECS (Energy, Utilities, Communications & Services), Business Unit at Infosys.

She has been involved in multiple engagements for various OEMs and service providers. She consults on Enterprise Architecture, Transformation Solution & Technology architecture in the areas of E2E B/OSS, Online / Digital transformation, SDP with multichannel delivery capability for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) leveraging industry standards and best practices. She also drives architectural services for Energy, Utilities & Services. Her expertise lies in SDN / NFV, IoT, Open Source Software, Cloud Adoption, Technology Modernization, Dev-Ops, B2B integration, API and Micro Services, and Blockchain.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering and a Master’s degree specializing in Communications Engineering, Business Administration.

She has published several articles and presented in leading industry forums like TM Forum, W3C, ATM, ACM, and The Open Group. She has successfully led couple of Catalyst programs, demonstrating ideas and solutions in TM Forum. She has co-authored a book on “Digital Signal Processing” published by Tata McGraw Hill, available in International edition and Mandarin language. She is also the invited author for a “Billing Dictionary” book published by Althos Publications.


Gopikrishnan Konnanath

Gopikrishnan Konnanath

Senior Vice President & Head—Enterprise Application Integration, BPM & Services, Infosys

Gopikrishnan (Gopi) is a Vice President and currently leads the global services for the Enterprise Application Integration, BPM & Services portfolio. Over the course of his two-decade long industry experience, he has handled dynamic and complex business needs of clients, and executed various strategic objectives of the organization. Gopi has been a part of management councils and leadership teams across various functions in his career. He was the lead for the Supply Chain Management Practice, Account Lead for strategic clients in retail & CPG space, and a lead for strategic clients in the Europe region, during his early professional career. Till recently, Gopi led delivery for Application Development and Maintenance (ADM) services for hi-tech and manufacturing clients globally. In addition to his current role, he is the Development Center (DC) Head for the Mangalore DC, which has 4,000 people.

Gopi also leads one of the strategic movements in the organization – Zero Distance. Zero Distance is aimed at creating innovation at a grassroots levels in the organization, by having every project team move closer to end user, closer to technology and closer to value.

Gopi holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering from Mangalore University.


Ernesto Lamaina

Ernesto Lamaina

Founder and CEO, Adia

Ernesto is the Founder and CEO of Adia, a mobile-based on demand staffing platform for the contingency work. He started the company in 2016 while supporting The Adecco Group’s Chief Sales and Innovation Officer. Having lived and worked in six countries between Europe and the US, he strongly believes that building a diverse and multicultural team creates the strongest foundation for success. Today, Adia is live in Switzerland, UK, Germany and US.

Prior to Adia, Ernesto co-founded an on-demand laundry business and was part of Dell’s corporate finance organization. He holds a master’s degree in banking and finance.


Ezhil Mani

Ezhil Mani

Associate Vice President and Executive Client Partner – Retail, CPG & Logistics, Infosys

Ezhil Mani is an Executive Client Partner and responsible for customer relationship, business growth and profitability for strategic clients in the Texas region. He has 20 years of experience in defining and delivering IT services for several large retailers in North America. As a technology evangelist, Ezhil leverages his deep experience in consulting and outsourcing to help his clients adopt strategic technology solutions. During his career, Ezhil has been instrumental in setting up and managing a 350 seater Proximity Development Center in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Ezhil holds a Master’s degree in Computer Applications from National Institute of Technology, Trichy.


Gururaj Deshpande

Gururaj Deshpande

Vice President and Delivery Head – Financial Services, Infosys

Gururaj has over 23 years of global experience, and currently heads the offshore delivery for financial services. His key responsibilities include, growing the portfolio, incubating and developing new accounts, providing strategic direction, ensuring customer satisfaction, sustaining delivery excellence, and managing people and operations.

Gururaj also heads the Infosys Bangalore Development Center.

In his career at Infosys, Gururaj has played diverse roles including project/program manager, transition manager for large outsourcing and offshoring, account/relationship manager at client site, offshore delivery manager, and divisional manager - across multiple geographies (Europe, Singapore, South Korea, Australia and the US). He also has exposure to transition and M&A scenarios in an IT service provider environment, as well as special exposure to setting up and running offshore centers in China.

Gururaj’s specialties are IT Delivery and Account Management, IT Services strategy, Offshoring and the Global Delivery Model, Business IT alignment, Global Sourcing, Financial Services, Cards and Payments, Risk and Compliance, Emerging economies, Large deals, Presales, Large scale People Management across global centres.

Gururaj has a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Electronics and Communication from the University of Mysore.


Dr. G. V. V. Ravikumar

Dr. G. V. V. Ravikumar

Associate Vice President and Head – Advanced Engineering Group, Infosys

Dr. Ravikumar brings together more than 24 years of research and industrial experience. His areas of interest include Aircraft Structures, KBE, Advanced Analytics, Composites, and Industry 4.0. He has authored more than 35 technical papers and filed one patent. He has worked on various prestigious engineering design & development and KBE projects. He is involved in the design and development of software systems for composites (CADDSComposites) and also in the development of solutions for Industry 4.0. He obtained both a PhD and MTech from IIT Delhi and BE (Hons) from BITS Pilani, India.


Holly Benson

Holly Benson

Vice President and Managing Partner, Infosys Consulting

Holly brings the scientist’s curiosity and observational skills to the world around her. She uses her interactions with some of the world’s leading corporations — and their work forces — to form fresh and intriguing insights on education and skills. After 25 years of work in the consulting domain, she remains a hands-on practitioner who helps clients deal with people and organizational implications of agile enterprises and changing business models. Her forte is to deliver learning programs for Infosys and its clients. Holly is now bringing this perspective to the World Economic Forum, as a steering committee member of their Global Future Council System Initiative on education, gender, and work.


Ishan Gupta

Ishan Gupta

Managing Director-India, Udacity

Ishan has been on a mission to change the way education is delivered in India and provide education access to all. with a strong belief in the democratization of education, he has been trying to create platforms to deliver quality education to the masses. Currently, he is working as Managing Director India at Udacity. Ishan’s role focuses on launching more India-focused courses and take the Indian business to new heights. He is also advancing the cause of the ed-tech sector in India as the chairperson of the ed-tech committee of Internet and Mobile Association of India, the premium internet economy focused not-for-profit industry association.


Jagadamba Krovvidi

Jagadamba Krovvidi

Associate Vice President and Principal Technology Architect Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions (iCETS)

Jagada heads Data Lifecycle Innovation at Infosys. She works on creating Emerging Technology offerings and is responsible for IPs such as the Infosys Data Services Suite (iDSS), Infosys Enterprise Data Privacy Solution (iEDPS) & Infosys Data Workbench (IDW). She leads the Emerging Technology Solutions group at Hyderabad and works closely with multiple practices such as Application Development & Maintenance (ADM), Business Process Management (BPM), Data and Analytics (DNA) and Enterprise Application Services (EAS) where data is a key asset. She is very passionate about building new solutions that could aid our clients achieve their overall enterprise data management strategy.

Jagada has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from University of Texas. She has an overall work experience spanning two decades and has been with Infosys for 10 years. Prior to Infosys, she has worked as a consultant with Sabre, IBM, Nokia and Cingular/ATT.


Jeff Kavanaugh

Jeff Kavanaugh

Vice President, High-Tech and Manufacturing, Infosys Consulting

Jeff has more than 20 years of consulting experience and is currently focused on the high-tech and manufacturing sectors. His areas of specialization include consulting, engineering, technology, and intellectual property, and he has led several transformations in product innovation and life cycle management. In addition, he has anchored strategy and supply chain programs in high-technology, software, discrete manufacturing, and consumer goods. He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Professional Engineer.


John A. Pilla

John A. Pilla

Senior Vice President of Engineering & Chief Technology Officer, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

In his role, John has responsibility for engineering and R&D across all programs, and also leads Spirit’s IT organization. Prior to this assignment, he served as senior vice president and general manager of Airbus Programs, and SVP / GM of Propulsion Aerostructures at Spirit.

John graduated in 1981 from the University of Kansas with a degree in aerospace engineering. His career at Boeing Wichita began as a stress analyst in 1981. He worked on Nacelle Programs, company IRAD, and the A-6 Replacement Wing. He completed a master’s degree in aerospace structures in 1986. In 1997, John led next-generation 737 engineering programs, including the development of the 737-900 fuselage and empennage. In 2000, he led the Define Team on the 777LR airplane, and in 2001, he became the director of business operation. In the spring of 2002, he graduated from Wichita State University with a Masters of Business Administration.

In 2003, he became the director of product definition and manufacturing of the new Boeing 787 program. At the time of the divestiture of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Wichita Division in June 2005, he became vice president / general manager – 787.

In 2008, he served as chief technology officer.


Jinu Koshy

Jinu Koshy

Associate Vice President and Global Head of Domain Consulting for Communication & Media, Infosys

Jinu Koshy, has more than 26 years of experience in the telecommunications, media & IT industry working with clients across North America, Europe, India, Japan and ANZ. With his experience in the industry that includes working with communication service providers, media companies, telco OEMs, ISVs and silicon vendors, Jinu brings a unique perspective to the emerging convergence in the Communications & Media industry. He has extensive experience driving Innovation Councils, engaging C-level executives, setting up major programs, structuring solutions, managing products, running partner ecosystem, engaging with niche start-ups and building global teams.

As head of ‘Communication & Media Domain Consulting’ for Infosys, Jinu leads a global team of consultants who are helping Communication and Media Service Providers adopt digital practices while adding new capabilities and revenue streams, transform their networks and drastically reduce cost on their existing infrastructure.

Jinu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering.


Jonquil Hackenberg

Jonquil Hackenberg

Partner - Supply Chain Practice, Infosys Consulting

As partner and UK supply chain practice head, Jonquil defines the go-to-market strategy for digitally-focused market offerings - and leads strategic change and complex supply chain transformation programs for the CPG and manufacturing industries. She is passionate about people, ardent about leadership and about developing high-performing teams with a sense of purpose. As an educationist, she is committed to learning and growth – reflected in her part-time role as a lecturer at Beuth University, Berlin, and in her authorship on sustainability and renewables in Industry 4.0. She possesses an MBA from Beuth University and is fluent in German, English and Spanish.


Julie Bowers

Julie Bowers

Associate Vice President, Infosys Digital

Julie brings deep expertise in multi-channel strategy, operations and business development for C-level and Fortune 500 clients. Her digital track record includes partnerships with premier, global retailers, including Wal-Mart, Amazon.com and Macy's, providing cutting edge, multi-channel consumer strategies. Julie leveraged her experience to create the digital agency at Harte-Hanks that supported many verticals, pharmaceutical being the largest, supporting Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Astra-Zeneca, BMS and Schering-Plough. Julie was awarded Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as well as Buyer of the Year at Wal-Mart Stores. She is also a member of the Emerging Technologies Committee for SEMPO. In her spare time, Julie teaches spin classes, and preaches the benefits.


Kapil Nanchahal

Kapil Nanchahal

Associate Vice President, Resources and Utilities, Infosys

Kapil Nanchahal, heads the new accounts for Utilities, managing the growth and management of new relationships in the Utilities Industry in North America and Latin America. He is an Industry Leader focusing on advising enterprise clients on IT and Business Transformation.

Kapil specializes in IT Enterprise Application strategy and implementation across the value chain of Utilities industry. His experience spans business strategy, growth of new service lines, large transformation initiatives, sales operations and sponsorship of top global alliance partnerships.


Komal Jain

Komal Jain

Vice President, Hi-tech Industries, Infosys

Komal Jain is in charge of High Tech, Semicon, ISV and Distribution unit at Infosys. He is a global business leader in information technology, consulting and outsourcing Industry and a trusted partner to C-level leadership of many business organizations. Komal creates visions and designs strategies to build a highly motivated and skilled team for delivering business and technology solutions to clients. As an Industry thought leader, he has authored several white papers in the areas of innovation, business transformation and shared services and addressed several Industry forums.


Kris Gopalakrishnan

Kris Gopalakrishnan

Chairman, Axilor Ventures, Chairman, Itihaasa Research and Digital, and Co-founder, Infosys

Senapathy ‘Kris’ Gopalakrishnan served as the Vice-Chairman of Infosys from 2011 to 2014 and the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Infosys from 2007 to 2011. Kris is one of the co-founders of Infosys.

Recognized as a global business and technology thought leader, he was voted the top CEO (IT Services category) in Institutional Investor’s inaugural ranking of Asia’s Top Executives and selected as one of the winners of the second Asian Corporate Director Recognition Awards by Corporate Governance Asia in 2011. He also was selected to Thinkers 50, an elite list of global business thinkers, in 2009. He was elected president of India’s apex industry chamber, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), for 2013–14, and served as one of the co-chairs of the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2014.

In January 2011, the Government of India awarded Kris the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian honor.

He now serves on the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, is the Chairman for the Board of Governors of IIT - Bangalore, and is on the Board of Trustees of the Chennai Mathematical Institute.

Kris holds masters’ degrees in physics and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.


Krishnamurthy Shankar

Krishnamurthy Shankar

Executive Vice President Group Head, Human Resource Development, Infosys

Krishnamurthy (Krish) Shankar is an Executive Vice President and the Group Head of Human Resource Development at Infosys. In this role, he is responsible for envisioning the roadmap for HR, driving strategy, and implementing operational priorities aligned with the overall organizational mandate.

Krish has over 30 years of experience and has led several global HR functions in organizations like Bharti Airtel, Hindustan Unilever and Unilever. Prior to joining Infosys, Krish was the Head of HR for South Asia at Philips. In his wide ranging experience in these organizations, he has led the transformation of HR into a strategic partner, facilitated organization- wide transformation and capability development, and was instrumental in building a strong talent pool through a series of leadership development initiatives.

Krish holds a postgraduate diploma in HR from XLRI, Jamshedpur, and has received an executive certificate in Strategy and Organization from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Krish is an avid reader, loves wildlife photography, and trekking. A football enthusiast, he occasionally runs half- marathons. He is passionate about teaching and exploring new ideas in HR and organization development. Krish is based in Bangalore.


Kishor Gummaraju

Kishor Gummaraju

Vice President and Managing Partner – Retail, CPG and Logistics, Americas, Infosys Consulting

With 22+ years in Industry with experience, Kishor is a veteran in driving the Transformation Agenda of customers with industry specific solutions and service offerings. He has also been responsible for establishing the Strategic Insights practice, at Infosys, focused on delivering services for business insights leveraging advanced analytics.

Kishor has worked with retailers and CPG companies across the value chain, including marketing, sales, supply chain, and finance. At Infosys, he has played an important role in developing innovations and leading go-to-market solutions. He has published several papers on topics relevant to the industry domain, and is a speaker at several industry forums. His passion and area of focus is to help organizations drive their digital transformation agenda.


Krishnananda R. Shenoy

Krishnananda R. Shenoy

Associate Vice President and Principal Architect, Engineering Services, Infosys

Krishnananda R. Shenoy is Associate Vice President and Principal Architect of Engineering Services at Infosys. As the Chief Architect of the Internet of Things (IoT) practice, he helps clients define IoT solutions to drive their businesses. He is also responsible for conceptualizing and implementing point of views (PoVs) and proof of concepts (PoCs) across industry verticals. He leads partner product integration and heads delivery for the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) testbed.

Prior to this, he held varying roles in telecom product research and design (R&D) in 3G / 4G network, system integration of Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, and VoLTE network design. Before joining Infosys, he worked as a lead hub engineer with Wipro-British Telecom, and as a communication engineer in National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).

Shenoy has a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Bangalore University.


Kumar Paramasivam

Kumar Paramasivam

Vice President and Portfolio Head – Services, Infosys

Kumar Paramasivam is a Vice President and heads client services for Professional Services, Travel and Hospitality, Education and Business Services. With over 18 years of experience in the industry, he has worked with clients in various industries and helped them leverage Infosys as a strategic systems integration and outsourcing partner to realize their business objectives.

Kumar holds a master’s degree in engineering and is a certified supply chain professional from APICS.


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Lax Gopisetty

Vice President, Business Applications, Infosys

Lax Gopisetty is a senior business leader driving digital transformation growth with MS Business Applications practice for G2K clients and more. He has over 25+ years of global management consulting experience across Infosys, Accenture, PWC, and IBM, advising cross industry clients with their complex transformation initiatives spread across global regions. His focus is on bringing Innovation and value creation to enable clients to be future ready enterprises built on digital capabilities.


Madhan Raj Jeyapragasam

Madhan Raj Jeyapragasam

Associate Vice President and Senior Principal Technology Architect, Cloud Solution Strategist in Enterprise Cloud EcoSystem, Infosys

Madhan Raj has 23 years of IT experience. He currently leads the cloud solution strategy at Infosys, which is focused on business centric cloud transformation. Prior to this, he has led the Azure and Office 365 service line. He was also the enterprise architect in large transformation. In the cloud transformation strategy, Madhan Raj focuses on cloud disposition which includes large scale migration of legacy applications as well as developing cloud native applications based on business drivers.

Madhan Raj holds a Master’s degree in electrical from the India Institute of Technology, Madras and a Bachelor’s from the College of Engineering, Guindy.


Madhu Janardan

Madhu Janardan

Senior Vice President and Global Head of Ecosystems & Alliances, Infosys

Madhu Janardan started his career with Infosys in 1996, and is currently a Senior Vice President and Global Head of Ecosystems and Alliances. Madhu has over 27 years of experience in defining strategic business solutions and IT consulting for several companies in Japan, Europe, and North America. Prior to this role, Madhu was the Industry Head for Americas and oversaw several retail and CPG accounts in the US and has expertise in developing, and maintaining strong client relationships. With his collaborative approach to innovation, he has led teams to consistently deliver client delight, in challenging business- technology environments. Madhu has led by building an affiliate team and coaching them to get pacesetting results for the unit and the company.

Madhu completed his master of computer applications from the Regional Engineering College, Trichy, India (now National Institute of Technology). After almost 16 years in the Greater Seattle region, Madhu has recently made the Bay Area his home. He enjoys cooking and going on scenic hikes. He also spends time participating in community activities and teaching at the local university. He runs a private trust that focuses on education and healthcare for the underprivileged in India and some parts of Africa.


Manjunatha G Kukkuru

Manjunatha G Kukkuru

Associate Vice President and Principal Research Analyst, Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions

Manjunatha is an intrapreneur incubating emerging technology led offerings for Infosys. He leads development of new offerings across artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotic process automation, autonomous systems and automation, in particular for software quality assurance. Another area in which he plays a role is in taking Blockchain and other emerging technology offerings to market and creating First-of-a-Kind market opportunities for Infosys. He has been a key contributor in creating a culture of innovation and innovation infrastructure for Infosys with programs like Co-creation, Flatworld, Building Tomorrow's Enterprise, Murmuration, Hackathon, Labstorm and Zero Distance. His other interests include the larger context of societal change, economy, politics and history.

Manjunatha has experience across Trends research, Valuation & Costing, Mentoring Startups, Strategy and IT Consulting with Deloitte, and Aerospace research with Aircraft research and design center. He is an Engineer, MBA and a Chevening Scholar from University of Oxford on Innovation.


Manohar M. Atreya

Manohar M. Atreya

Vice President and Delivery Head, Cloud Infrastructure and Security Services

Manohar Atreya is Vice President and Global Delivery Head for Cloud, Infrastructure and Cyber Security Services. He has more than two decades of experience in implementing technology in a variety of client projects. He has experience in consulting, programming and design, program management, client account management, and service delivery. Manohar has expertise in managing delivery and business growth for many different technology services - cyber security services, IT application management, infrastructure management, production operations, and cloud infrastructure & transformation services. Manohar is passionate about delivering value from technology implementations, strongly advocates embracing latest technologies, and believes success is reflected in lower TCO, better-managed risks, and enhanced user-experience.

Manohar has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.


Dr. Mark L Grabb

Dr. Mark L Grabb

Head — Analytics Technology Organization, GE Global Research

Mark is the head of GE Global Research’s Analytics Technology Organization, which comprises of labs operated by members with PhDs in applied statistics, applied mathematics, quantitative finance, operations research, industrial engineering, robotics, machine learning, signal processing, image analysis, and computer vision, with researchers located in upstate New York and Israel. They enable GE’s big iron products to generate more profits for customers by increasing their revenues, lowering their costs, and managing their risks. Additionally, the team creates new solutions for other Fortune 500 companies and supports the research goals of the US government.


Dr. Martin Prause

Dr. Martin Prause

Assistant Professor of Computational Economics and Business Analytics, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany.

Martin received his Ph.D. in economics from WHU in 2014 and was granted two research scholarships: in India (Infosys, 2013) and Japan (University of Tokyo, 2015). From 2012 to 2014 he has been involved in joint research projects with the London School of Economics and Google Inc. in the Google Summer of Code Program. Before he started his doctoral studies, he received his MBA degree, worked as the Head of IT for three years in a small and medium size company, and graduated from the Technische Universität at Dortmund with a diploma in computer science.


Melissa Hadhazy

Melissa Hadhazy

Associate Partner, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Infosys Consulting

Melissa Hadhazy is an Associate Partner in Infosys Consulting’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain practice. With over twelve years of industry and consulting experience, Melissa has worked on a wide breadth of distribution, operations, and strategy projects. Melissa has worked throughout Europe and North America for leading international companies across Consumer Goods, Heavy Manufacturing, Retail, Construction, Logistics and Services Industries. Along with her varied experience, Melissa has deep knowledge in Lean manufacturing, process re-engineering, supply chain optimization, inventory and warehouse management, corporate risk management, project management, negotiations tactics and strategy development.


Mitrankur (Mit) Majumdar

Mitrankur (Mit) Majumdar

Vice President and Regional Head—Services, Americas, Infosys

Mitrankur (Mit) Majumdar is a strategic business leader, specializing in executing business transformation through IT and processes. At Infosys, Mit plays an important role in positioning Infosys as a global systems integrator across information services, publishing, professional services, education, internet technologies and travel and hospitality practices. With over 20 years of experience in consulting and outsourcing, Mit has extensive experience in incubating and developing market share in media and communications, telecom, wireless, cable and satellite industry segments. He has been instrumental in growing the cable portfolio as a significantly larger practice within Infosys.

Mit holds a bachelor of engineering degree in electronics and telecommunication and an MBA from McCombs Schools of Business, University of Texas.


Mohit Joshi

Mohit Joshi

President and Head, Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI), Healthcare and Life Sciences Infosys, and Head, Infosys Brazil and Infosys Mexico

Mohit Joshi is Head of Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI), Healthcare and Life Sciences at Infosys. He holds additional responsibility for Infosys operations in Brazil and Mexico. Mohit has over 18 years of professional experience working across US, India, Mexico, and Europe. His area of expertise lies in the intersection of financial services and technology. Mohit was also selected as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum, Davos earlier this year.

He joined Infosys in 2000 and has since worked in different capacities. In his previous role, he was responsible for leading the Financial Services practice in Europe. In 2007, Mohit was appointed as CEO of Infosys Mexico and was instrumental in setting up the first subsidiary in Latin America.

Mohit has previously worked in India with ABN AMRO and ANZ Grindlays in their Corporate and Investment bank.

Mohit holds a Master of Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University and a bachelor’s degree in history from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.


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Mohamed Anis

Head of Energy, Resources & Services, Europe, Infosys

An ardent tech evangelist, Anis has spent the last couple of decades re-imagining and re-architecting some of the largest organizations in the world to adopt disruptive technology. He is particularly passionate about leveraging 4th Industrial Revolution technologies like Machine Learning, Blockchain, Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence to inspire businesses into a platform economy where there is equal access to opportunities without human bias. Anis has spearheaded the development of new technology platforms that differentiate organizations by leveraging data. At Infosys, Anis helps his customers digitize and "renew" their current business landscapes whilst helping them venture into "new" business models through disruptive technology.

Anis holds a degree from BITS, Pilani, India and when not immersed in work, is actively involved in mentoring start-ups in the Blockchain and Machine Learning space.


Michael Haag

Michael Haag

Senior Vice President, Research & Development, KUKA Roboter GmbH

Michael Haag studied Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) from 1990 to 1995. In September 1997, he received the Springer ‘Best-Paper-Award’ during the 21st German Conference on Artificial Intelligence. In 1998, he received his Dr.-Ing (Doctor of Engineering) in automated video sequence evaluation at the Institut für Algorithmen und Kognitive Systeme (Prof. Dr. H.H. Nagel). In 1999, he started his career as assistant to the chief technology officer (CTO) of IWKA Aktiengesellschaft, Karlsruhe. In 2004, he joined KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, and was responsible for innovation management, headed a team for robot applications in logistics, and managed Planning and Technology within R&D. He coordinated the development of the new robot control generation KR C4. Currently, he is Senior Vice President, R&D, at KUKA Roboter GmbH and Head of the Competence Centers. He also gives lectures in robotics at the University of Karlsruhe - Technology and Economics (University of Applied Sciences).


Michael A. Hendrix

Michael A. Hendrix

Partner – Enterprise Change, Gamification Practice Leader, Infosys Consulting

Michael is a Partner at Infosys Consulting, leading the Enterprise Change Practice for Retail, Consumer Products, and Logistics. In addition, he is also a Gamification Practice Leader.

Michael has over 25 years of experience in IT, consulting, and outsourcing. He has domain expertise in gamification, organizational change management, learning management, knowledge management, and collaboration. Throughout his career, Michael has helped clients to align people, processes, and technologies to drive individual and organizational performance.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business data systems from the University of Texas, San Antonio, USA.


Murray B. Swartzberg

Murray B. Swartzberg

Senior Vice President, IT and Digital Media, ATP

Murray is a Senior Executive with the Association of Tennis Professionals. His technology background includes extensive experience in big data, along with real-time and enterprise systems in the entertainment, transportation, hospitality, and retail industries, including building a real-time scoring system for tennis to track hundreds of millions of data points on a global basis. Murray has provided strategic analysis and pragmatic advice to boards, executives, and managers on topics such as strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, and best methods to leverage technology to their strategic and commercial advantage.


Nampuraja Enose

Nampuraja Enose

Principal Consultant, Advanced Engineering Group, Infosys

Nampuraja brings 15 years of research and industry experience. He currently manages the innovation opportunities focusing on the adoption of emerging technologies in the asset-intensive industries, which also involves co-creation engagements with the clients and academia. This includes the focused initiative on Industry 4.0, enabled by the convergence of IT and OT (operation technology) in cyber-physical systems, where Infosys has strategically partnered with FIR (Institute for Industrial Management) at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany. He is an active participant in conferences and forums, and focuses on efficient management of assets and their associated performance.


Nandini S

Nandini S

Senior Vice President & Group Head – Organization Development, Human Resources, Infosys

Nandini is a Senior Vice President and Group Head, Organization Development. In her role, Nandini leads Talent Management and Development across the Infosys group. Her focus includes Performance Management, Succession Planning, Organization Design, Career Development, Workforce Analytics, and Climate assessments. Nandini has led the performance management transformation for Infosys, helped create a Digital Career platform for job seekers and learners, and led the designing of an Analytics led manager enablement platform.

In her career span of over 17 years at Infosys, she has led diverse initiatives including Infosys Leadership Institute, and setting up of the HR shared services. She has also been the Business Partner head for large business units, and Employee Relations and Learning & Development.

Nandini is a key member of various talent management forums including Corporate executive board, and Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) among others. Her work on Performance management, Analytics, Career development and Engagement sensing has received wide recognition in the industry circles. The Digital Career Platform was the 2016 winner of National HRD (NHRD) in the category of Best Corporate HR practice.

Nandini holds a Ph.D in Human Resource Management & Behavioral Science from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, with a Bachelor degree in Engineering and Masters in Mathematics from BITS Pilani.


Narsimha Rao (Narry)

Narsimha Rao (Narry)

Executive Vice President, Head - Cloud Infrastructure and Security Solutions and Head - Infosys Validation Solutions

Narry is an Executive Vice President and heads both the Cloud Infrastructure and Security Solutions Service line and the Infosys Validation Solutions Service line. These business units propose and deliver solutions and services to clients in various industry segments around the world.

In his earlier roles, Narry managed service delivery for clients in insurance and payments, and manufacturing domains. With over 17 years at Infosys, Narry has played diverse roles across units, and has experience in a number of mainstream service lines such as ADM, IMS, IVS, Enterprise Solutions & Management consulting. He also has a proven track record of managing large units selling and delivering IT solutions and services.

Narry was also head of the Hyderabad Development Center for over 10 years. With a 31000+ workforce, he led the Hyderabad center to being the top exporter in the state for many years in a row, and the best managed center within Infosys in 7 out of the last 8 years.

Narry was president of The Information Technology & Services Industry Association of Andhra Pradesh from 2008-10, where he played a crucial role in policy formulation, academic collaboration, and ensuring the IT industry continued on its growth trajectory despite challenges.


Nitesh Bansal

Nitesh Bansal

Senior Vice President and Head of Manufacturing Practice – Americas and Europe, Infosys

Nitesh is responsible for managing and growing client relationships globally with manufacturing companies across Aerospace, automotive, and industrial and discrete sectors. He has been instrumental in establishing the presence of Infosys across Europe. Throughout his journey with Infosys, starting in 1998, he has pioneered the expansion of integrated service offerings around applications, infrastructure, and BPO. Advising clients on large transformation objectives with global scope has been an area of keen interest for him. Nitesh has been part of the President of India delegations, with former president, President Pratibha Patil, for bilateral talks with Switzerland and Cyprus. He has also represented the Indian IT industry in Slovenia and Austria. He has been a member of the jury for several internal and external awards, most notably the European Business Awards. He is a recipient of several Infosys excellence awards in areas including sales management, client relationship, unit management, and people development. He is based in Plano, Texas.


Parag Jain

Parag Jain

Vice President & Head, Retail, CPG & Logistics, Americas, Infosys

Parag Jain, manages the complete new client acquisition and business development efforts for Infosys for the retail, consumer goods & logistics business unit across USA, Canada and LATAM. He holds a diverse and wide exposure to multiple industry sectors including media & entertainment, consumer goods, distribution and logistics, high tech, telecom, retail and manufacturing industries.

Parag has over 25 years of experience managing a wide range of corporate functions including sales, account & P&L management, marketing & campaign management, pre-sales, operations & delivery, and project management. He has founded and promoted tech startups and managed the complete operations, sales, and procurement for medium sized family run enterprises in the past.


Dr. Paul J. Bailo

Dr. Paul J. Bailo

Global Head, Digital Strategy & Innovation, Infosys

Paul Bailo is the Global head of the Digital Strategy and Innovation practice at Infosys. Paul is an expert in digital strategy, design thinking and innovation and has successfully managed many large-scale business units and major projects to improve processes, productivity, communications and technology applications. In addition to his abilities to develop and implement workable products and application that fuel the success of key business initiatives, Paul has a proven record of harnessing technology to meet changing strategic business needs and client business requirements.


Peter Bendor-Samuel

Peter Bendor-Samuel

Chief Executive Officer, Everest Group

Peter Bendor-Samuel founded the Everest Group in 1991 with the vision to assist the then nascent outsourcing and global services industry to evolve more powerful and effective mechanisms to create and capture value. Over the past two decades, he has led the Everest Group to be on the frontier of the global services industry, ensuring that the firm is constantly at the intersection of how leading firms take advantage of disruptive technologies, innovative service vehicles, and game-changing talent models.

Under Peter’s stewardship, the Everest Group has evolved into a firm with a reputation for delivering high-quality consulting and research through a culture of individual and firm excellence, combined with a collaborative and values-based culture. This excellence model allows the firm to consistently be recognized for generating innovative insights and solutions that define and shape the next generation of global services.

Peter is the author of the industry best-selling book, ‘Turning Lead Into Gold: The Demystification of Outsourcing’. He is a regularly featured thought leader in international business media including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Financial Times.


Peter Loop

Peter Loop

Associate Vice President and Senior Principal Technology Architect, EdgeVerve Systems (an Infosys subsidiary)

Peter Loop brings to the table his vast expertise in the banking industry and over 30+ years engineering experience at Intel and Microsoft. He is an innovative senior leader with a long career of transforming the enterprise system ecosystem. He has developed solutions to accelerate innovation and reducing disruption, cloud migration of banking solutions, API management and integrations, user experience strategy, mobility and BI strategies. Peter is leading efforts in the field of crypto-currency/distributed ledger technologies (Blockchain) for global financial services markets and their potential applications to banking, and also in driving evangelism and adoption of new technologies.


Peter Sany

Peter Sany

President and Chief Executive Officer, TM Forum

Peter orchestrates the day-to day operations of TM Forum. He is a respected industry thought leader and a senior international business executive and entrepreneur with a unique wealth of experience. For 14 years, he has successfully performed across the sales, marketing, and general management functions of a large multinational ICT company. He also has 12 years of experience as a business-oriented CIO and as a member of executive boards in large multinational companies in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and finance industries. Among his numerous career accomplishments, Peter was named the CIO / IT Executive of the Year by Computerwoche, an IDG publication. Peter also founded, successfully ran, and then sold itcps Management Consulting AG, a provider of business and technology consultancy services for all industries. He is based in Switzerland, speaks several languages fluently, has conducted business globally in developed as well as emerging markets, and has lived in a few different countries. Additionally, Peter is a seasoned non-executive director on various boards.


Phil Freegard

Phil Freegard

Partner, Business Consulting, Infosys

Phil Freegard is Head of Digital Transformation Practice with the Infosys Management Consulting Practice. With a Design Agency background, Phil has worked in the digital industry for 15 years, across a wide range of Insurance, Banking, and Retail clients. Phil has a special interest in creating value for customers through digital channels, and in customer-centric experience design. He leads the Design Thinking approach within Insurance and Banking at Infosys. Phil has worked with clients in the USA and Europe and across Retail, Telecommunications, Banking, and Insurance; a digital subject matter expert, he supports clients with their experience strategies and Omni-channel technology implementations.


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Pradeep Yadlapati

Associate Vice President and Global Head, Cloud Practice, Infosys

Pradeep Yadlapati is Associate Vice President and is Global Head for Cloud Practice. He has two decades of IT experience in strategic consulting, building high performance teams, strategic sales planning, and building strong partnerships. In his current role he works closely with AWS, Azure, Google and Oracle in driving Cloud adoption for Enterprises. Pradeep’s experience spreads across delivery, sales, operations, marketing & branding Pradeep has been helping clients across multiple geos across Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific and has vast experience in Financial Services and Insurance domain. Pradeep is passionate about picking up new challenges and adopting technology to bring innovative solutions to customers

Pradeep has a B.E in Computer Science from Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur.


Prasad Joshi

Prasad Joshi

Vice President and Head,Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions (iCETS)

Prasad is an accomplished technology executive having more than 20 years of experience in software technology, IT, business process outsourcing, and multicultural team management. He has managed multi-million dollar budgets with geographically distributed teams and has delivered innovative products, programs & ideas from concept to production using numerous technologies. A strategic leader with acumen for dealing with operations, Prasad has been recognized for his entrepreneurial style, content leadership and people.

At Infosys, Prasad leads the Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions (iCETS). iCETS is a key unit within Infosys responsible for building expertise in emerging technologies and contextualizing them to create business solutions for Infosys’ clients. Prasad has been instrumental in building a strategic 'Joint Innovation Centers' program at iCETS and through it has setup co-creation labs with key clients. His portfolio focus includes Digital Engagement, Cognitive Technologies, Data for Digital, Adaptive Systems, Advanced Analytics & Machine Learning, Security & Dependability and Technology Modernization. As part of the Global Delivery Charter, he leads the development of IP for service delivery in the areas of Application Development, Data Lifecycle Management and Testing Solutions.

Prasad is on the customer advisory board for Microsoft Azure and is also an invited member for the industry advisory board at the Georgia Tech Information Security Center. Prior to this, Prasad was responsible for creating Catalytic IT, a collaboration between Infosys and Microsoft.


U.B. Pravin Rao

U.B. Pravin Rao

Chief Operating Officer and Whole-time Director, Infosys

U.B. Pravin Rao, as Chief Operating Officer and Whole-time Director, drives and oversees the continuous renewal of key processes, systems and policies across the company in client relationship management, sales effectiveness, delivery excellence, quality, talent management and leadership development. Pravin was the Chairperson of Infosys BPM from October 2014 to July 2017.

He has over 30 years of experience. Since joining Infosys in 1986, he has held a number of senior leadership roles including Interim Chief Executive Officer, Head of Infrastructure Management Services, Delivery Head for Europe, and Head of Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, Logistics and Life Sciences.

Pravin holds a degree in electrical engineering from Bangalore University, India. He is a member of the National Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Executive Council of Nasscom. He is also a member of the Executive Council of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).


Raghav Gupta

Raghav Gupta

Director, India and APAC, Coursera

Raghav Gupta is the Director for India & APAC region at Coursera. He is responsible for growing Coursera's consumer and enterprise business in the country, and thereby bringing the world's best education to learners across India.

Raghav has 20 years of experience in consumer, internet, and management consulting industries in India, Southeast Asia and Europe. By partnering with the company's founders, Raghav successfully launched BlaBlaCar in India in early 2015. As a management consultant for 15 years, Raghav led the Retail Practice of Strategy& (erstwhile Booz & Co.) in India, and served as President of Technopak Advisors (a leading consulting firm in consumer facing industries).

Raghav holds an MBA from INSEAD in France, and is a recipient of the INSEAD Syngenta Scholarship for Emerging Country Leadership. He did his post graduation in fashion business management from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi, and is a Mechanical Engineer from the Pune University in India.


Dr. G. V. V. Ravikumar

Dr. G. V. V. Ravikumar

AVP and Head – Advanced Engineering Group, Infosys

Dr. Ravikumar brings together more than 24 years of research and industrial experience. His areas of interest include Aircraft Structures, KBE, Advanced Analytics, Composites, and Industry 4.0. He has authored more than 35 technical papers and filed one patent. He has worked on various prestigious engineering design & development and KBE projects. He is involved in the design and development of software systems for composites (CADDSComposites) and also in the development of solutions for Industry 4.0. He obtained both a PhD and MTech from IIT Delhi and BE (Hons) from BITS Pilani, India.


Rakesh Babu Gollapalli

Rakesh Babu Gollapalli

Associate Vice President & Managing Client Partner, Infosys

Rakesh is a practice sales lead for emerging technologies and enterprise applications at Infosys. He has over 22 years of experience, driving technology-enabled business transformation programs for large corporations across the globe and helping them define and build next-generation IT capabilities. Rakesh holds a bachelor’s degree in production engineering and an MBA in Operations Management.


Ramchandra G Kulkarni

Ramchandra G Kulkarni

Associate Vice President, Head of Sales, Engineering Services, Europe, Infosys

Ramchandra (Ram) heads the engineering services for Europe region at Infosys. Prior to this he was the global head of discrete manufacturing, finance and insurance engineering services. Ram has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing automation, and has worked with the likes of FANUC – an automation products and services provider, and SITRA, the Finnish innovation fund.

Ram has a Bachelor of Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire, and an Executive Program in Business Administration and Management from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.


Rajneesh Malviya

Rajneesh Malviya

Vice President and Global Head of Infosys Validation Solutions (Testing Services), Financial Services, Healthcare, Insurance and Life Sciences

Rajneesh is Vice President and Global Head of Infosys Validation Solutions (Testing Services) for Financial Services, Healthcare, Insurance and Life Sciences Vertical segments. He also heads the Infosys Pune Development Center.

With over 24+ years of experience, Rajneesh has played several diverse roles cutting across multiple vertical segments, geographies and service lines. He has a proven track record of managing & growing service capabilities, growing & nurturing strong client relationships and delivering complex programs. He is one of the founding member who created Testing Services at Infosys which has grown over last one & half decades to become one of the largest & fastest growing service lines at Infosys. In his role within testing, he has helped clients transform their testing organizations from traditional testing organizations to organizations focused on quality assurance to now quality engineering. He is passionate about building automation capabilities for organization.

Rajneesh is also actively involved in various testing forums.


Ravi Kumar S.

Ravi Kumar S.

President, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Infosys

Ravi leads the Infosys global delivery organization across all global industry segments, driving digital transformation services, application development and maintenance, independent validation services, engineering services, emerging technology solutions, business intelligence and analytics, cloud and infrastructure, and enterprise package applications service lines. In addition, he oversees Infosys Business Process Management (BPM) and is on the board of Infosys BPM Ltd. He also oversees Infosys operations in Japan. He is the Chairman of the Board of Infosys China and is also on the board of Infosys Public Services, Infosys Consulting Holding AG, Panaya (an Infosys company), and McCamish Systems (an Infosys company).

Ravi has over 18 years of experience in the consulting space, incubating new practice lines, driving large transformational programs, and evangelizing new business models across industry segments. He is an Honorary Founding Board Member of the Technology Advisory Board at MIT Forum (launched in 2012); Advisory Board of the Global Supply Chain Center at Marshall Business School, University of Southern California; Oracle’s Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) Board; and many other industry forums.

Ravi has a master’s degree in business administration from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, India.


Ray Wang

Ray Wang

Principal Analyst and Founder, Constellation Research

R ‘Ray’ Wang is the Principal Analyst and Founder of Constellation Research, Inc. He’s also the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog ‘A Software Insider’s Point of View’. With tens of millions of page views a year, his blog provides insights into how disruptive technologies and new business models impact enterprises. He has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at companies such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst and Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ray is a prolific keynote speaker and research analyst working with clients in diverse sectors like digital, innovation, business model design, engagement strategies, customer experience, matrix commerce, and big data. His Silicon Valley research firm advises Global 2000 companies on futuristic business strategy and disruptive technology adoption. He is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNBC TV, Reuters, IDG News Service, and other global media outlets. His new book, Disrupting Digital Business, is published by the Harvard Business Review Press and available globally now. This book provides insights into why 52 percent of Fortune 500 companies have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt, or fallen off the list since the year 2000. It highlights the fact that it’s not technologies that drive this change — but a shift in how new business models are created by leveraging technologies. He is available @rwang0 on Twitter.


Renu Rajani

Renu Rajani

Vice President and Delivery head in Financial Services, Infosys

Renu Rajani is a IT services/consulting leader with 28 years of experience. As a delivery head, Renu leads the delivery for a large cluster of Banking & Financial Services clients spanning across APAC, Europe and the USA. Renu's experience spans across IT Services delivery, regulatory compliance, transformation, providing technical solutions, outsourcing governance, and consulting. Renu has helped clients in outsourcing their engagements, delivering seamlessly, and transforming delivery in line with latest digital business, technology and regulatory needs.

Prior to joining Infosys, Renu served Capgemini, Citibank, IBM, in key leadership roles. She holds an MS degree from Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University; and a B Tech degree in Computer Science from Lucknow University. She is also a certified Banker (CAIIB) and accredited as IBM Senior Project Manager with Delivery Project Executive/Service Management Specialization.


Richard Hamerton-Stove

Richard Hamerton-Stove

Infosys Consulting

Richard believes in the Googly mantra of ‘know the user, know the magic, connect the two.’ For the past 20 years, he has shaped how companies make the Internet work for their customers across fintech, cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), and big data. He now uses his experience to be a trusted advisor to executives who know that something needs to be done, but would like to be a little more certain about what to do and how to do it. He guides large financial organizations on their journey from atoms to bits and has been pivotal in driving blockchain research, examining AI’s impact on financial services, and modernizing digital experiences for clients.


Roshan Shetty

Roshan Shetty

AVP and Head – Financial Services, Benelux and Nordics, Infosys

Roshan is the Infosys management representative for the Netherlands and is Head of Financial Services for Benelux and Nordics. He is an industry leader in partnering with clients to shape strategies and execute transformational programmes leveraging business and technology services. He has been with Infosys since 1999 and has managed financial services clients across the globe (US, UK, and Europe).


Robin Goswami

Robin Goswami

Vice President & Head, Energy (Oil and Gas) Practice

Infosys, has been instrumental in building the oil & gas practice in the organization since its inception to its current stature. He is a transformative leader with over two decades of experience in the IT sector and is credited with delivering not only high growth in the industry but also getting Infosys recognized as a leader in key analyst reports. Robin excels at formulating and executing vision based strategy with his deep industry knowledge and ability to build high performing teams.

Robin is also a member of the board of directors of two companies - an IT consulting firm acquired by the Infosys Energy practice, and a global consortium that sets data exchange standards for the Upstream Oil & Gas industry.

He lives in Texas with his family and enjoys hiking, skiing & taking active family vacations.


Robin Kirby

Robin Kirby

Vice President, Global Head of Leadership and Talent Development, Infosys

Robin Kirby is the Vice President and Global Head of Talent & Leadership Development at Infosys. In this role, Robin leads the global strategy, infrastructure and execution of leadership and talent development for Infosys across 200,000+ employees, covering all business units, regions, functions and the Infosys ILI (Infosys Leadership Institute).

Robin has over 17 years of experience in HR and Leadership Development and prior to joining Infosys, was the Vice President of Talent at Symantec. Prior to Symantec, she spent 10 years at GE in HR & Leadership Development roles such as GE Global Learning Leader, HR Leader for GE Healthcare Sales & Service in the U.S. and Global Manager for some of GE’s premier high potential development programs.

Robin holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources from the University of South Carolina as well as double Bachelor degrees in Finance and Management. Robin began her career as a Supply Chain leader with Honda Trading America and quickly found her passion in the leadership development space and made an early career shift into HR and Leadership Development. She has expertise in global leadership development strategies and execution, executive coaching, high potential programs, emotional intelligence and personality assessment, holistic talent development that incorporates diversity and recruiting strategies along with internal development to grow a strong pipeline of future leaders.

Robin resides in South Carolina with her husband and enjoys traveling, reading and cooking.


Ruchir Budhwar

Ruchir Budhwar

Vice President & Regional Head – Manufacturing, Europe, Infosys

Ruchir is Vice President and Regional Head for Manufacturing in Europe at Infosys. In a career that spans almost two decades at Infosys, he has played an instrumental role in establishing the company’s presence in the manufacturing sector, which includes automotive, aerospace, discrete/industrial, and chemicals/resources. Leading with a consultative, problem-solving approach to building alliances and partnerships and a well-defined go-to-market strategy, he has helped clients set up best-in-class service operations using technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Automation/Robotics, IoT/Industry 4.0, and DevOps/Agile.


SP Singh

SP Singh

VP and Delivery Head, Enterprise Application Integration and Services (EAIS), Infosys

SP Singh (SP) is Vice President and delivery head for Enterprise Application Integration and Services (EAIS), at Infosys. In his current role, he is responsible for service delivery of API/microservices, applications integration, BPM and supply chain solutions across industry segments.

SP has played a variety of leadership roles cutting across industry verticals, technology/functional domains and business functions, creating value for our clients, in their transformation journeys. He has a proven track record of incubating and growing cross-functional practice teams, taking them to market and delivering innovative services leveraging the same.

In past, he has led the Strategy and Operations Planning for Enterprise Solutions group where he was responsible for Strategy/Business Planning & Execution, Operations Planning & Effectiveness. He is associated with multiple corporate initiatives for Infosys both at the unit and the organizational level.


Saju Sankarankutty

Saju Sankarankutty

Vice President and Delivery Head, Cloud, Infosys

Saju has two decades of experience in IT infrastructure and Cloud in the space of consulting, advisory, solutions, sales, and delivery. At Infosys, he heads the Service R&D and Automation Products and Platforms for Cloud and Infrastructure Services. His industry experience makes him a Cloud and Infrastructure transformation leader and a Cloud computing expert who has advised Fortune 200 companies on strategy. He has played various leadership roles and built successful teams, managed cutting-edge technology, nurtured a partner eco-system for business growth and demonstrated content, entrepreneurial and thought leadership.


Sanjay Nambiar

Sanjay Nambiar

Associate Vice President, Global Delivery Lead, Nia

Sanjay is an Associate Vice President, Global Delivery Lead, Nia. His current role makes him a global business leader in the AI and Automation practice at Infosys.

Sanjay has two decades of industry experience in multiple verticals, including retail and consumer packaged goods, financial services, telecom and technology. He has significant consumer insights into emerging markets and mobile commerce.

Sanjay has been invited as speaker at INSEAD and NASSCOM several times. He has written articles for research firms, including Leo Burnett, Images Retail and ITPRO.

Sanjay holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, from Pune University.


Sanjay Nambiar

Sanchit Mullick

Sanchit Mullick, Associate Vice President and Global Head of Sales for AI and Automation Services, Infosys

Sanchit Mullick is Associate Vice President and Global Head of Sales for AI and Automation Services at Infosys. In this role he leads worldwide sales, marketing and alliances for AI and Automation services and partners with customers to help them chart their roadmap across the Automation spectrum leveraging everything from robotic automation to cognitive services. Sanchit has worked across US, Australia, UK and India having played roles cutting across sales, consulting and delivery. Given his breadth of experience, Sanchit’s strength lies in his ability to define a problem and then leverage cutting edge technology and harness the strength of extended teams to deliver a solution.

Sanchit holds a Master of Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Bhopal.


Satish H C

Satish H C

Executive Vice President, Data & Analytics, Infosys

Satish is the head of business for Data & Analytics and Digital portfolios at Infosys. He has been with the company for over 2 decades. Currently, He has P&L responsibility and manages globally distributed sales, consulting and delivery teams across Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. He is on the board of Skaava, an Infosys subsidiary and also serves on the Infosys Cyber Security council. He is responsible for key organization change initiatives in the areas of new services, talent supply chain, and optimization.

Prior to this, he has played several delivery leadership roles across manufacturing, healthcare & life sciences, financial services and retail segments globally. He is the recipient of multiple Infosys Excellence awards for his contribution towards nurturing top Infosys client relationships.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University. He also holds the Executive Education certification on Infosys Global Leadership Program in collaboration with Stanford University Graduate School of Business.


Saurabh Gupta

Saurabh Gupta

Chief Strategy Officer at HfS Research

Saurabh Gupta oversees the global research function of HfS across US, Europe, and Asia-Pac. He has 15+ years of experience across client, provider, advisory, and analyst roles, bringing a uniquely realistic and wide-ranging perspective to our industry’s challenges and opportunities. He advises senior executives on business transformation initiatives and brings to the table a combination of subject matter expertise and strategic thinking.

Saurabh has authored over 125 research reports, is a frequent speaker, and is regularly quoted in industry publications. He is well-known for spotting disruptive trends like As-a-Service, Cloud, Analytics, Robotics and predicting their implications for different stakeholders. Saurabh is a Mechanical Engineer from Delhi College of Engineering and MBA from IIT Bombay. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter. He is a fan of Indian cricket and European soccer but is still trying to comprehend American football.


Scott Sorokin

Scott Sorokin

Global Head – Digital, Infosys

Scott leverages his experience to help companies navigate the complex technology landscape of mobile, social, search, and data, driving the evolution and strategic vision of brands in an increasingly digital world. Prior to joining Infosys, he was the Chief Strategy Officer at Publicis.Sapient / Razorfish. Scott has been a strategist and digital partner for senior-level executives at Fortune 100 companies for over 25 years. Providing actionable strategic guidance across the entire digital ecosystem, Scott brings a rare combination of CXO-level business strategy, technology, and marketing experience in a fast-changing global market.


Shishank Gupta

Shishank Gupta

Vice President – Infosys Validation Solutions and Digital Testing

Shishank is with Infosys for over 21 years and currently plays the role of Vice President and Delivery Head, Infosys Validation Solutions. In his current role, he is responsible for global delivery of validation services across Retail, CPG, Logistics, Manufacturing, Hi-tech, Energy, Communications, Services and Utilities segments.

He also leads the validation teams focusing on newer technology solutions like AI, Big Data, mobility, IoT, cloud and virtualization. His focus includes new service conceptualization, go to market definition, service evangelization and enabling delivery teams.

A gold medalist from Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Shishank enjoys theatre and music in his spare time and is an active member of cultural clubs at work and outside.


Scott Sorokin

Shravan Nagarajan

Associate Vice President, Group Manager Client Services, Retail, CPG and Logistics

Shravan has two decades of experience in Retail, CPG, Hospitality, Travel and Logistics industries. An accomplished business leader with expertise in business development, IT service delivery management and sourcing transformation, he is also experienced in building high performance sales teams and P&L management, in management consulting, technology services and outsourcing. At Infosys he is responsible for the P&L of a portfolio of strategic accounts in the Retail, CPG and Logistics vertical.


Shveta Arora

Shveta Arora

Vice President and Regional Head for APAC and MEA - Retail, Manufacturing, and Logistics Practice, Infosys

Shveta has lived and worked across the U.S., India, and Japan, and is currently based out of Singapore. She has over 19 years of experience in the field of business consulting, business development, and account management. In her current role, she holds P&L responsibility for the Infosys Retail, Manufacturing, and Logistics practice in the APAC and MEA regions. Prior to this, she was a client partner, leading strategic client relationships for Infosys based out of the U.S.


Shyam Kumar Doddavula

Shyam Kumar Doddavula

Associate Vice President, Principal Product Architect, Blockchain Center of Excellence, Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions (iCETS)

Shyam is a technologist with 19+ years of experience in incubating emerging technology solutions for operational excellence and business innovation. He has broad experience across multiple emerging technologies including Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics and IoT. Shyam is currently part of the Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions (iCETS), and leads a team engaged in applying blockchain technologies for various use cases such as trade finance, P2P payments, supply chain visibility, provenance, food safety, energy trading and others. Shyam also leads teams developing solutions in cyber security, performance engineering and ADM.

His team developed and deployed the Infosys Automation Platform, which was leveraged as a key differentiator in over 45 large ITO deals, and improved productivity in over 90 engagements. He was also instrumental in incubating the knowledge and machine learning driven automation offering from Infosys.

Shyam has led the CoE for Big Data Center and Cloud Computing, worked with clients on early engagements and helped in incubating successful consulting practices around these technologies. He is a thought leader on Cloud and Big Data Technologies. He has nine patents granted to him and over 10 pending. He has also been invited as a speaker to several conferences and has authored articles for several publications. Shyam has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Texas Tech and a BTech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Warangal.


Srikantan Moorthy

Srikantan Moorthy

Executive Vice President and Head, Global Services – Application Development and Maintenance, Independent Validation Services and Business Intelligence, Infosys

Srikantan Moorthy (Tan) is an Executive Vice President and the Head of Global Services for Application Development & Maintenance, Independent Validation Services and Business Intelligence. He has over 30 years of global experience in the professional services industry.

Until recently, Tan was the Group Head of HRD, where he was responsible for several facets of the employee lifecycle, including compensation and benefits, performance management, career development, and employee engagement for over 160,000 employees across the Infosys group. Prior to this, he was the Head of Education and Research (E&R), where his primary responsibility was talent development through competency building. In this role, he drove the residential 23-week training for new engineering graduates joining Infosys and also led the continuous education program involving over 100,000 employees. In addition, he was responsible for the Infosys Campus Connect program, partnering with over 400 engineering colleges in India and providing interventions to raise the employability of graduating engineering students.

Furthermore, Tan leads the Corporate Sustainability Reporting effort at Infosys. In this role, he has been championing sustainability awareness across the organization through educational programs on sustainability.

Tan is an active representative of the company in several professional bodies, including the Professional Development Committee of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services in India), Education Council, and IFEES (International Federation of Engineering Education Societies). As a member of IFEES, he has played a key role in the launch of the IFEES Award for Engineering Education. In July 2010, Tan was inducted as a Founding Director of the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) Global Industry Council (IP3-GIC). IP3-GIC was established as the principal forum within which ICT employees can influence the development of the global profession under the auspice of a UNESCO sanctioned body. He is also part of several domestic and global taskforces dealing with education.

Tan has been engaged in youth and education related voluntary activities, and is an advisory member of a non- profit called Youth for Seva, which focuses on harnessing the power of youth for voluntary activities.

Tan holds a degree in electronics engineering from Bangalore University, India.


Sriram Panchpakesan

Sriram Panchpakesan

Associate Vice President and Head, Natural Resources Sector, Infosys

Sriram heads the Natural Resources Sector for Infosys and works with the mining industry CxOs on their digital Strategy and implementation. He works closely with clients from the mining industry on automation and use of Artificial Intelligence /machine learning and analytics in driving value for their business.


Subhro Mallik

Subhro Mallik

Senior Vice President and Head - Life Sciences, Infosys

Since joining Infosys in 1998, Subhro has held multiple leadership positions in areas such as client management and delivery in the Life Sciences and Infrastructure business units. He has worked on large, complex, strategic initiatives for clients across multiple service offerings, such as management consulting, IT, and BPO services across the globe. In his current role, he is accountable for the Infosys Life Sciences business. Prior to his current role, Subhro was responsible for managing client relationships for a top-five pharma company in the US. This account today has expanded to include IT, BPO, and consulting services spanning the US, Europe, and Asia. In addition, he has played multiple roles in project delivery, where he successfully delivered development, reengineering, and maintenance projects within budgets, ensuring high customer satisfaction.


Sudhir Jha

Sudhir Jha

Senior Vice President and Global Head of Product Management & Strategy, Infosys

Prior to joining Infosys in June 2016, as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Product Management & Strategy, Sudhir spent over nine years at Google. Here, his last role was as product head of policy enforcement for Google's multi-billion dollar Personalized Ads products. In a previous position, he led financial fraud management across Google products, establishing the company's leadership in the industry. Before that he helped Google develop its first proprietary CRM system, now used by its worldwide sales team. Sudhir has also held leadership roles with three startups, two of which were successfully acquired. Sudhir started his career at Intel, where he held various roles in product marketing and software engineering during his eight-year tenure.

Sudhir holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from IIT Kanpur, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Rochester, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.


Sudip Singh

Sudip Singh

Senior Vice President and Global head of Utilities, Services, Energy and Resources industries, Infosys

Sudip Singh is the global head of utilities, services, energy and resources industries at Infosys. He is responsible for the overall growth in these industry segments across all aspects of the business including setting strategic direction, driving financial and operational excellence and accelerating revenue momentum.

Over his tenure of 20 years with the company, Sudip has held a number of leadership roles across multiple geographies. Prior to his current role, Sudip was heading Infosys’ engineering service and IoT service businesses for over 5 years where he led Infosys to industry leading positioning and growth. Infosys also started providing IoT services to its clients under Sudip’s leadership, and is now an acknowledged industry frontrunner. Sudip is credited with having incubated multiple service offerings, including Software Defined Networks(SDN), additive manufacturing, autonomous technology and robotics for Infosys.

Sudip has also led the sales function for Infosys high tech & manufacturing businesses in the Americas. Under his leadership, Infosys opened significant marquee accounts. Sudip has led the engineering sales group in continental Europe for about 3 years, and the company’s aerospace and defense portfolio in the US. He also has experience working in the BPM industry having successfully led the telecom and media segment for Infosys BPM in North America.

Sudip is a regular speaker at forums such as WEF, NASSCOM Summit, and other key industry events. He holds a degree in chemical engineering from IIT-BHU, Varanasi, India and a degree in business management from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, India.


Sumit Virmani

Sumit Virmani

Senior Vice President and Head - Marketing, Infosys

Sumit heads marketing at Infosys and is responsible for realizing the Infosys brand ambitions globally. He joined Infosys in 2004 and has since held multiple strategic positions including the Head of Infosys Products & Platforms marketing as well as the Global Head of Corporate marketing. He champions marketing effectiveness and enjoys the challenge of building strong connects between marketing metrics and business outcomes. Sumit comes with over 19 years of experience in international marketing. Prior to joining Infosys, he has worked with Polaris Software and the Tata Group where he acquired his specialist skills in brand development, marketing communications and demand generation.


Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar

Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar

Chief Scientist and Head, Division of Natural Products Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT)

Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar received his B.Sc. (1982), M.Sc. (1985), and Ph.D. (1991) degrees from Osmania University, and pursued post-doctoral research at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA, with Prof. J. R. Falck. As a Humboldt Fellow at the University of Göttingen, he worked on the synthesis of hybrid natural products with Prof. L. F. Tietze. Dr. Chandrasekhar was instrumental in setting up the state-of the- art Molbank facility at the IICT for the storage and retrieval of chemical samples for HT screening.

He has over 240 publications in national and international journals. He won the Infosys Prize 2014 in Physical Sciences for his diverse and notable contributions in synthetic organic chemistry with special focus on the synthesis of complex molecules from natural sources. He has devised innovative, practical approaches to pharmaceuticals of current interest to industry.


Stefan Simenon

Stefan Simenon

Head - Operational Vendor Control, CoE Tooling, and CoE Software Development, ABN AMRO

Stefan has been working at ABN AMRO for the past 18 years and currently heads Operational Vendor Control, CoE Tooling, and CoE Software Development. He has been involved in the sourcing area since 2005. His main responsibilities include ensuring that vendor sourcing strategy is followed and operationally managed in the right way; ensuring the right SDLC tools are implemented, upgraded, and maintained; ensuring that the right standards are in place and maintained for software quality and that high quality software is delivered into the production environment; and setting up and executing the Continuous Integration Continuous Delivery (CICD) program.


Suryaprakash Viswanath Kareenahalli

Suryaprakash Viswanath Kareenahalli

Senior Vice President, Service Offering Head, Retail, CPG, Logistics, and Legacy Modernization

Surya heads delivery for Retail, CPG and Logistics units. He also heads the Legacy Modernization offering for Infosys across Industry segments. Surya has defined many new technology and domain offerings grounds up, and taken to market and built a number of profitable and sustainable business units. He specializes in leading change initiatives that are business led but driven by latest technology such as Digital, Cloud, Data, and Open Source. Automation and Innovation are two key focus areas that he is personally driving in his units. He is passionate about promoting an innovation and change mindset in people and building high performing teams that are agile, risk-taking and learn continuously.

Surya has a Bachelor in Engineering and Masters in Industrial Engineering from NITIE, Mumbai.


Sushrut Vaidya

Sushrut Vaidya

Associate Vice President & Head, Business Innovation, Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions (iCETS)

Sushrut heads the Business Innovation practice for Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions (iCETS). He is an experienced practitioner in technology-led innovation, incubation; emerging technologies and Design Thinking with 21+ years of experience in USA and India. He focuses on helping clients identify the right problems and opportunities; leveraging design thinking to come up with innovative to solutions to address them; and to incubate those solutions with the help of emerging technologies. He previously headed Infosys’ research in helping multi-national organizations succeed in Emerging Economies. He focused on helping them understand the shifts they need to undergo in order to succeed in emerging economies; and on the role technology plays in these shifts. In 2013 he was invited as a Chevening Fellow by the UK Government to participate in the Rolls-Royce India Science, Innovation and Policy Leadership program at the University of Oxford. Prior to Infosys, he worked for one of the Big four technology consulting firms in US for 7 years. He resides in Pune with his family.


Thirumala Arohi

Thirumala Arohi

Vice President, Education, Training and Assessment, Infosys

In his tenure at Infosys, which spans 20+ years, Thirumala Arohi (Thiru) has managed many vital client relationships for the financial services accounts from Europe before taking on the current role of Head of Education, Training and Assessment (ETA). ETA department is one of the key business enabling departments at Infosys. Thiru drives various learning interventions aggressively to enable our employees to be future ready. Under his leadership, ETA has progressed well in establishing and enhancing digital learning platforms that enables “Anytime, Anywhere and on Any Device” learning providing experiential and role based courses. Several partnering agreements are in place with Universities (RISD, Purdue etc.) and MOOCs like Udacity, Coursera, etc. in leveraging their programs. Along with driving content digitally, the Learning and Development arm of ETA also focuses on developing holistic skills in the areas of business, behavioral and leadership such as Design Thinking.


Venky Ananth

Venky Ananth

Vice President, HealthCare

Venky is a senior Client Partner in Infosys’ Healthcare Industry Vertical. In this role, he is responsible for business profitability and growth at Infosys’ global HealthCare clients, particularly Fortune 50 clients. He manages critical relationships with senior client executives, industry analysts and anchors talent development of key Infosys personnel. He is responsible for crafting and delivering business and technology solutions to client business problems with his deep understanding of Healthcare business and technology.

Previously, Venky was the global delivery head for Infosys Digital transformation Practice focused on the Retail and Consumer Industry. Under his leadership the Digital practice delivered double digit growth. As Practice head he was responsible for Practice P&L, Project/Program delivery, competency development and talent management in areas of Digital Commerce, Digital Marketing and Content management, Supply Chain, Integration technologies and Business Intelligence

Venky has spent over 21 years with Infosys and has broad experience spanning multiple industries and geographies. He has won a multitude of excellence awards and Gold standard awards for outstanding achievement ranging from thought leadership in the industry to client management. He holds a undergraduate degree in mechanical Engineering and an executive leadership program from Stanford graduate school of business.


Venugopal Subbarao

Venugopal Subbarao

Associate Vice President & Head, Digital Engagement - Center of Excellence (CoE)

Venugopal Subbarao (Venu) heads the Digital Engagement CoE at Infosys Centre for Emerging Technology Solutions, which is focused on incubating offerings in the converged areas of AR-VR, IoT and cognitive technologies, which includes solutions such as Infosys Nia Chatbot. He has 20+ years of IT Experience in project delivery, consulting, research, and enterprise architecture handling large projects/product/practice management.

Venu is well qualified as a technologist, with certifications in TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) and Stanford Ignite. He is also a Certified Technology Officer, through Executive Education Certification Program from Queensland University of Technology. He has filed various patents in Information Management (IM), authored book chapters and published papers in research conferences.


N. Vijay

N. Vijay

Head — Manufacturing Practice, Infosys (Americas)

Vijay is the regional head for the Manufacturing Practice in the Americas. He has been with Infosys for 19 years and is responsible for enhancing the capabilities of the manufacturing sector. For over ten years, he has been involved with the Manufacturing Practice and has been a keen observer of the trends in that sector. In addition, he has also led the discrete manufacturing and specialty automotive portfolio at Infosys. In addition, he also leads the discrete manufacturing and specialty automotive portfolio at Infosys.


Venkatesh Iyengar

Venkatesh Iyengar

Associate Vice President – Infosys Validation Solutions and Digital Testing, Infosys

Venkatesh Iyengar (Venky) has been with Infosys for over 18 years playing different global roles. He currently lives in Silicon Valley and is responsible for growing validation solutions business worldwide across industries, while driving and growing niche validation solutions for emerging technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, IoT, cloud, autonomous technologies and big data.

Venky has developed a Patented Testing Organization Maturity Assessment methodology while leading the validation consulting group and has managed multiple organization transformations for clients across industry verticals in Americas and Europe.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and MBA in Sales & Marketing. Outside of his professional life, he enjoys long hikes, long distance runs and tennis.


Viroopax Mirji

Viroopax Mirji

Associate Vice President, Communications, Cable, Media & Entertainment Industry, Infosys

Viroopax (Viroo) Mirji is an Associate Vice President and Sr. Industry Principal for Communications, Cable, Media & Entertainment domain consulting at Infosys. Viroo heads all the Americas Services Delivery and Innovation consulting programs. He has 25 years of experience in Business consulting and Product management. He is currently running innovation programs in four Cable MSO, Telco and New media firms. He won the CIO.IT 2014 award for: 'Elevating the Experience: New Ideas for Delivering Best-in-Class Service'.


Vishwa Ranjan

Vishwa Ranjan

Head – Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality, Infosys

Vishwa Ranjan sees things others don’t, thanks to his 20-someodd years working in the computer graphics field. At Infosys, Vishwa helps to paint a better picture of augmented and virtual reality capabilities by showing how the technologies will impact consumers and professionals, how they’ll buttress new and old industries, and what paths are necessary to get there. When he’s not showcasing VR demos at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Vishwa can be found in the classroom using his doctorate in computer graphics to teach. Prior to joining Infosys, Vishwa pushed the limits of animation and visual effects for Industrial Light & Magic, Electronic Arts, and DreamWorks Animation, including work on films and video games in the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings franchises.